Israeli Air Force Hosting International Conference, 20+ Nations Attending

(Photo Credit: IDF website, accessed 5/21/2018)

Top military officials from around the world are gathering in Israel today for a 3-day conference to bolster cooperation and regional stability through air superiority.  Over 20 nations, including the US, several European countries, Canada, Brazil and many others, will participate in lectures, tours, strategic discussions and aerial training.  Innovation and technology will be at the forefront, and emphasis will be on various regional challenges.

Hear Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin describe the purpose of the event here, or see the IAF’s report here.  By showcasing their technology and values, Israel is strengthening partnerships around the world, including in Sunni Muslim countries, once enemies of Israel.

But news bites aside, here is what I find refreshing: the tiny country of Israel is boldly taking leadership in various ways on the worldwide stage.  They are not the little nation dependent upon America (or anyone else).  They have come of age and have matured into a self-sufficient nation, not only capable of taking care of herself, but also extending encouragement and aid to other nations much her senior.  To whom much is given, much is required and Israel is giving back in so many ways.

Pray for bridges of cooperation to be built, despite political differences.  Pray that bonds will be strengthened between Israel and the nations of the world.  Pray that all who attend this event will be blessed.  God has given Israel a special mission, according to Genesis 12:3: to be a blessing to every nation.  Indeed, Israel is growing friendships and leading with dignity.  May all who attend more deeply understand the Biblical implications.

 

 

 

 

Israel at 70: A View from the Israeli Minister of Public Diplomacy and a Jewish Author

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At the ICEJ/ACLI Conference in Washington DC, we were privileged to hear from Israeli Minister of Public Diplomacy, Yaron Gamburg, gave an exciting speech about the history of Israel.  In regard to Israel today, he mentioned three key things of which everyone should know:

  • Land – As we know, God’s covenant with Abraham promised Israel a land.  (See Genesis 12 and 15, as well as other references.)  When God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, He referenced a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3, Ezekiel 20).  Yet, when Israel was reborn in 1948, Israel was far from a land flowing with milk and honey.  Yet, Isaiah 35:1-2 tells us that the desert will blossom.  That is happening!  You see, the land blossoms only when Jews are in it!  God keeps His promises to His people.
  • People – God’s covenant with Abraham also involved people.  Abraham would be the father of the Jewish people.  Since Israel’s rebirth, 3.5 million Jews have made aliyah (return to the homeland)!  Israel has now overtaken the United States as the most Jewish-populated country in the world…as they should be!  God is bringing His people back to their land, just as He promised.
  • Purpose – The Jewish people have a purpose: to make the world a better place.  Avi Jorisch, author of Thou Shalt Innovate, also spoke at the conference, concurring that tikkun olam (making the world a better place) is part of the Jewish DNA.  It is ingrained.  Ganburg referred to the Jews as “lights unto the world,” and strive to leave a positive impact.

Jorisch spent considerable time describing innovation in Israel, including all the ways in which inventions are helping people all around the world.  We previewed CBN’s latest release entitled, To Life, which documents the worldwide relief work done by Israelis.

It is so important that we share the truth about Israel.  Here’s a great way to learn (then tell) about Israel’s efforts to be “lights unto the world.”  To see To Life for free, click the link.  Check it out, then spread the word!

Israel: Innovation Nation – Paint that Cools Your House

Wouldn’t it be nice if the paint on your house also served to keep your house cool?  In Arizona, that would be an incredible innovation.

Well, there may be hope for those of us who live in the dessert, thanks to….who else?….the Israelis!  High-tech paint, developed by SolCold in Israel, is undergoing tests for the next two years.  Read more about this incredible advancement here.

Once again, Israel is proving to be an innovation nation!

PS:  The world is recognizing it!  Check out Two Major US Surveys Rank Israel Among Most Powerful, Innovative Countries.

Innovation Nation: ReWalk, EyeControl and OrCam

 

Israel continues to excel in the innovation and advancement of life-changing technology.  See what they are doing for those with spinal cord injuries, paralysis and loss of sight.

Amazing!

 

See other cool Israeli medical innovations:

  • AlphaOmega – medical equipment that helps pinpoint Parkinson’s and other brain disorders.
  • SoftWheel – a wheelchair that will take a disabled person just about anywhere they want to go.
  • MobileODT – a handheld diagnostic tool to quickly detect cervical cancer.

PS: If you haven’t noticed, it appears Israelis love to jam together two words to name their inventions!